Konstantyn K. Kuzminsky

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Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuzminsky ( Russian: Kонстантин Константинович Кузьминский; born April 16, 1940 in Saint Petersburg, then Leningrad) is a Russian performance poet who emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1978. Currently he lives in upstate New York. He is the publisher of "The Blue Lagoon Anthology of Modern Russian Poetry". Other publications include a collection of Russian poetry “The Living Mirror”. Kuzminsky appears in several documentary films, among them two by Andrei Zagdansky: Vasya, a portrait of a close friend and Russian/Soviet nonconformist artist Vasily Sitnikov and Konstantin and Mouse a.k.a. "Kostya and Mouse", a double-portrait of Konstantin Kuzminsky and his wife Emma, nicknamed Mouse.

Kuzminsky and American performance poet Hedwig Gorski in Austin, Texas, 1979.

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  • KUZ'MINSKIĬ, K. K., KOVALËV, G. L., & BOWLT, J. E. (1980). The Blue Lagoon anthology of modern Russian poetry. Newtonville, Mass, Oriental Research Partners.